Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal | Live at Armstrong Concert Hall

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Live at Armstrong Concert Hall

by Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal

A vibrant piano recital recorded live, with works by Mozart, Scriabin, and Spanish composers Manuel de Falla, Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Mozart. Fantasia in C Minor, Kv 475 Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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2. Scriabin. Etude Op. 2, No. 1 (Andante) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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3. Scriabin. Etude Op. 8, No. 2 (A Capriccio Con Forza) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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4. Scriabin. Etude Op. 8, No. 4 (Piacevole) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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5. Scriabin. Etude Op. 8, No. 12 (Patetico) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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6. Spoken Introduction to Falla Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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0:49 album only
7. Falla. Danza Del Molinero (From El Sombrero De Tres Picos) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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8. Falla. Aragonesa (From Piezas Españolas) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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9. Spoken Introduction to Albéniz Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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10. Albéniz. Almería (From Suite Iberia) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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11. Spoken Introduction to Granados Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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12. Granados. La Maja Y El Ruiseñor (From Goyescas) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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13. Granados. El Pelele (From Goyescas) Gabriel Ruiz-bernal
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal, Doctor of Philosophy in Aesthetics from the University of Sevilla in Spain, presented this solo piano recital at Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University, in 2001.

This is a vibrant concert recorded live, with the Fantasia in C Minor by Mozart, famous Scriabin’s Etude Op. 2 Nr. 1, and Op. 8 Nr. 2, 4 and 12; Danza del Molinero and Aragonesa by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, Almería by Isaac Albéniz, and La Maja y El Ruiseñor and El Pelele by Enrique Granados.

A truly unique performance that captures the thrill of the moment and shows the musical talent of Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal as a concert pianist.

If you enjoy this recording you may also enjoy:
Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal “Piano Favorites” featuring Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, version for solo piano


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miguel pérez

Pure joy
I remember when I, some twenty five years ago, entered the main concert hall in tne music conservatoire in Malaga. There was a student concert about to begin. Surprisingly, the last student to perform wasn´t in the most advanced course.This was a bit shocking,knowing that the last spot is reserved for the most brilliant. After seven or eight students showing various degrees of shyness and conviction, the last performer entered the stage. From the very moment this slim youngster touched the keyboard, it seemed that the piano had been changed, the room acoustics improved. Everyone hold his or her breath while the pianist, Gabriel Garcia-Bernal, displayed the most astonishing facility and beauty of sound I've ever witnessed onstage. Each note rang distinct, powerful and true even in the most challenging passages, across the entire range of the piano. Although his speed and strength were amazing, it was his control of dinamics, sound projection and mature conviction the features of his playing that knocked me out. The audience exploded after his incendiary performance, with a standing ovation of several minutes.
After that afternoon, I was fortunate enough to be one of Gabriel's classmates. I have seen him improvising jazz, playing French horn, composing for various ensembles, studying challenging pieces without breaking a sweat. I have witnessed his fast progress, musically and intellectually. He is nothing short of a true gentleman and a first class performer.
After more than fifteen years without hearing of him, I've found his CDs in CDBaby. From the very first notes, I have experienced again the intense joy I lived that afternoon, so long ago. I cannot do anything but encouraging you to listen to them and experience the same. Thanks, Gabi.